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My third trip to the range with my HK45 was a success. I now know that the magazine release issues I had and still have occasionally are with my grip, not the HK45. I have large hands and long fingers, I'm just going to have practice more due to the placement of the mag release on the HK45. I love the gun and it performed flawlessly. I also solved some ammo questions I had and have heard discussed on some forms. I fired the controversial Hornady TAP FPD 45 Auto+P in 230 gr JHP; the HK 45 fired them with no problems with feed, ejection, or feeding them while mixed in with other ammo (Remington 230 gr JHP, Winchester PDX1 Defender Elite 230 gr JHP PD, Remington Ball 230 gr, and Winchester White box 230 gr JHPs). I fired in SA, DA, with no magazine inserted, and most combinations from 1 round up to 10. I also fired with one hand (and was accurate) to get a real world feel for both guns. I actually like the Hornady TAP FPD rounds; they feel solid and well constructed (unlike the Hornady Critical Defense 185 gr I purchased on previous occasions). The Critical Defense rounds fired ok, I'm just not a fan of them. The Winchester PDX1 rounds are what I carry in my HK45 and Glock 30; the HK45 and Glock 30 love them and they seem to be more accurate than the other rounds I fired. For the Glock non-lovers, I have nothing but love for my Glock 30....it performed just as well as my HK45, and is about as accurate (my experience). Actually, I feel I'm slightly more accurate with my Glock 30; all of the "Brick" and "Block" references I hear about the Glocks are comical to me. I've owned a Glock 21 for years (recently sold to try something different) and the Glock 30 for about a year and a half...the Glock 30 is still my carry gun, riding in a DeSantis IWB holster. Yes, as often stated by some with their favorite carry weapon, I sometimes forget it's there. When I order a good, comfortable holster for my HK45, I will begin to carry it as well. Now that I understand I have to work on my grip to avoid mag release issues, I am considering a compact HK. The USP 45 compact or the HK45C. For my first two HK's, I didnt want two guns that are almost identical in appearance (except length), so maybe the USP. To be continued.